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1    the total of the inherited ideas, beliefs, values, and knowledge, which constitute the shared bases of social action  
2    the total range of activities and ideas of a group of people with shared traditions, which are transmitted and reinforced by members of the group  
the Mayan culture     
3    a particular civilization at a particular period  
4    the artistic and social pursuits, expression, and tastes valued by a society or class, as in the arts, manners, dress, etc.  
5    the enlightenment or refinement resulting from these pursuits  
6    the cultivation of plants, esp. by scientific methods designed to improve stock or to produce new ones  
7      (Stockbreeding)   the rearing and breeding of animals, esp. with a view to improving the strain  
8    the act or practice of tilling or cultivating the soil  
9      (Biology)  
a    the experimental growth of microorganisms, such as bacteria and fungi, in a nutrient substance (see culture medium), usually under controlled conditions  
b    a group of microorganisms grown in this way  
      vb   tr  
10    to cultivate (plants or animals)  
11    to grow (microorganisms) in a culture medium  
     (C15: from Old French, from Latin cultura a cultivating, from colere to till; see cult)  
  culturist      n  
  cultureless      adj  

canteen culture  
      n   the alleged clannishness of the police force, whereby the prevalent attitudes inhibit officers from reporting or speaking out against malpractice, racism, etc.  
corporate culture  
      n   the distinctive ethos of an organization that influences the level of formality, loyalty, and general behaviour of its employees  
culture-free test  
      n   a test (usually for intelligence) that does not put anyone taking it at a disadvantage, for instance, as regards material or cultural background  
culture medium  
      n   a nutritive substance, such as an agar gel, in which cultures of bacteria and fungi are grown  
culture shock  
      n     (Sociol)   the feelings of isolation, rejection, etc., experienced when one culture is brought into sudden contact with another, as when a primitive tribe is confronted by modern civilization  
culture vulture  
Informal   a person considered to be excessively, and often pretentiously, interested in the arts  
organizational culture  
      n   the customs, rituals, and values shared by the members of an organization that have to be accepted by new members  
pure culture  
      n     (Bacteriol)   a culture containing a single species of microorganism  
tissue culture  
1    the growth of small pieces of animal or plant tissue in a sterile controlled medium  
2    the tissue produced as a result of this process  
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A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
An abbreviation of the word 'relationship.' The word describes fans' approval of fictional or desired romances between characters or pop culture figures.
Example: I totally ship Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber.
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